In our endeavors to provide a client-centered, quick response community service, we have received many awards from a number of organizations over our twenty five years serving the community. These include:
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Program Innovation of the Year Award from Arizona Housing Authority Director's Association (AHADA)
Community Development Block Grant Award
City of Tucson
National Award of Merit from the National Housing Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Salt and Light Award from Community Renewal
The Stanley Feldman Certificate of Honor Award from the Human Relations Commission of Tucson
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Board of Directors
Dr. Jim Evers, Chair
Retired, Private Practice Surgeon
Peter Matlock, Vice Chair
IT Analyst, El Rio Health Community
Hugh Ward, Member at Large
Dick Gribble, Member at Large
Job Development, Beacon Group
Alison Wood, Member at Large
Site Coordinator, Young Adult Volunteer Program
Home repair emergencies are one of a homeowner's least favorite occurrences. It may be a broken water line, a rusted out gas pipe, a cooler that doesn't cool or a heater that doesn't heat. Sometimes it is a stopped-up sewer line, a leaking roof, a broken door, or electrical problems. If a homeowner is on a very limited income, these crises can seem insurmountable. That is where Community Home Repair comes in.
Since 1982, first as Mennonite Home Repair and later as Community Home Repair, we have been committed to being a quick-response provider of emergency home repair services for low income homeowners in Tucson and Pima County. Our priority is to deal with issues that affect health or safety or that threaten the liveability of the home. Our clientele includes working families as well as elderly and disabled people on fixed incomes.
Rick & Ginger Rembold
We receive referrals from school wellness centers, social service organizations, utility companies and government agencies, as well as friends and neighbors of someone who may need a helping hand. We try to keep the process simple, the waiting list short and the relationship neighborly. We want to make a difference in people's lives and in our community as well.
Community Home Repair has a long history of hosting dedicated, passionate volunteers. Our current volunteers range in age from 18-84; some are retired contractors and some never picked up a hammer before they started volunteering. The agency focuses on building a supportive, empowering environment where volunteers can learn technical skills and serve the community. We have a weekly educational session for staff and volunteers to continue learning together, as well as semi-annual retreats for teambuilding.